P7A have been exploring colour mixing and making shades and hues using watercolours. We used these skills to design and create their versions of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s rose. The roses were different saheds of the same colour and the rest of the design used colour mixing skills to create interesting, vibrant colours.
P7A have finished their tartan designs and have made them into kilts!
P7A have been looking at tartan – finding out what it’s made of, what it signifies and what makes it different from other patterns. We have looked at examples of tartans and today we started designing our own. We are using a range of techniques to produce our patterns – drawing, printing and rolling.
P7A have been studying how to create perspective in their art and have used this to create some wonderful poppy field paintings. The effect is fantastic and has led us to find out a lot about poppies and their symbolism after the First World War.
P7 have been exploring the art of Andy Goldsworthy, who uses natural materials to build elaborate sculptures and patterns. We looked at the style he used, the patterns in his art and how he made his art.
We then took on the challenge of creating our own nature art in the school grounds. Some of the challenges we came across were finding materials and the wind destroying our sculptures!